How Does Learning Occur?

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How Does Learning Occur?
EDU 490-Interdisciplinary Capstone
January 24, 2011

Overview In ensuring that genuine learning transpires in the classroom, there are various issues that educators must concern their selves with. Understanding and responding to these issues require extensive knowledge of various theories in education as well as in the application of such theories. One such issue which is the focus of this paper is that on how learning occurs. Student learning is the primary goal of any academic institution, and leading students to achieve learning is the purpose of every educator. However in order for teachers to be able to lead students to learn, it is only logical to consider that teachers must know how learning actually
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It is not, it is just one way of looking at how learning occurs. However, your idea that your coordinating teacher is using rewards too much also has grounding. In fact, according to Lumsden (1999), excessive use of rewards makes students think that studying is about achieving rewards rather than learning. My suggestion is for you to discuss this matter with your coordinating teacher. Now that you know that what she is doing has theoretical grounding as well, perhaps you will be able to find some middle ground between your educational philosophy and hers.
Response to Lucas Bennet Lucas, while I understand why you may have found what you witnessed amusing, allow me to explain that what you saw is actually the application of one theory of how people learn, and that it in particular underscores the serious issue of how the violence that children are so prone to witnessing is affecting them in a detrimental manner. This theory has to do with a study conducted in 1961 by Bandura et al. (2006) on transmission of aggression through imitation of aggression models. At the core of the study was the theory that people, particularly children, learn from imitating what they perceive around them. The environment that a person grows up in greatly influences what the person learns. If a person grows up in a kind and caring environment, then the person would also become kind and caring. Conversely, if the person
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